Rangers are unique in their ability to succeed with the help of, or even in spite of, their environment. Nature rituals allow them to manipulate the environment to hinder their enemies, or borrow the very power of creation to heal and aid their allies. They favor long-range combat, the bow being their weapon of choice, and can be especially effective from elevated locations such as bridges and cliffs. They are the only profession with the ability to charm animals, which then accompany them on their travels and assist them in battle, gaining experience and levels over time. Rangers are also blessed with survival skills that help keep them alive by causing regeneration of health.
An agile and wily survivor, the Ranger specializes in archery, beast mastery, and attunement to nature.
— In-game description
Beast Mastery improves your animal companion's basic attack damage, as well as skills that help to keep your companion from harm.
Improving Marksmanship increases basic bow damage, and increases damage dealt by bow skills, it also affects the chance of a critical hit. It is the base attribute for most bow skills.
 See also
|The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Ranger.|
- List of ranger skills
- Ranger armor
- Guide to playing as a ranger
- Gallery of female ranger appearance
- Gallery of male ranger appearance
|Core: Warrior • Ranger • Monk • Necromancer • Mesmer • Elementalist|
|Factions: Assassin • Ritualist Nightfall: Paragon • Dervish|